Chesterton Tribune

Service for Carl H. Schlene, Sr. Saturday

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Carl H. Schlene Sr., age 92 of Jackson Township, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Waters of Duneland.

Carl was born January 30, 1919 in Jackson Township to Frank and Louisa Malchow Schlene.

On November 11, 1944 he married Mildred Schlene at Trinity Lutheran Church, Westville, Indiana. On August 24, 2009 Mildred passed away.

Carl is survived by his children LaRue Ann Welkie, of Jackson Township and Eric Jon (Vicki Jo) Schlene, of West Lafayette; grandchildren Dawn Marie Welkie of Chesterton, Kimberly Elizabeth Schlene of Michigan City, Rachel Lynn Jarriel of LaPorte, Martin Jon Schlene of West Lafayette and Henry Ellsworth Schlene of West Lafayette; great-grandchildren Nicholas Robin Welkie, Gloria Renee Jarriel and John Carl Jarriel and beloved cousin Phyllis Grott of LaPorte.

Carl was preceded in death by his son Carl H. Schlene Jr. on October 31, 2011 (surviving daughter-in-law Deborah). His sister Henrietta Brickner also preceded him in death.

Carl was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and an avid hunter.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Paul Lutheran Church 106 E. County Rd. 1100 N. Chesterton with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Pastor Erich Fickel will officiate. Burial will be at the Westville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday January 6, 2012 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton.

Memorials may be given to Lutheran World Relief Fund.

For more information please call 219-926-1309.

Posted 1/5/2012